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A curfew has been imposed across Indian Kashmir just two days before the first anniversary of New Delhi's abolition of the restive region's semi-autonomy, officials said.

Israeli fighter jets, attack helicopters and other warplanes struck Syrian military targets in southern Syria, a day after thwarting an attack in the Golan Heights, the Israeli army said.

Indian Premier League to start next month in UAE

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Indian Premier League to start next month in UAE

The lucrative annual Twenty20 tournament had originally been scheduled to start March 29 before it was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic

Lebanon: from Hariri assassination to verdict

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Lebanon: from Hariri assassination to verdict

A recap of key developments in the case of the 2005 assassination of Lebanon's former prime minister Rafic Hariri.

Often on brink, Lebanon headed toward collapse

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Often on brink, Lebanon headed toward collapse

Lebanon is hurtling toward a tipping point at an alarming speed, driven by financial ruin, collapsing institutions, hyperinflation and rapidly ...

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Israel says it thwarted an attack on Syria border

The Israeli army said on Monday that it had thwarted an attempt by a militant cell in Syria to plant explosive devices along its northern border with Syria.

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Yemen's historic Marib dam floods amid concerns of collapse

Thousands of families, including internally displaced refugees, have lost their homes in Marib, where the historic 8th century BC dam has ...

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20 dead in Afghan prison raid claimed by IS

Fighting was raging one day after gunmen stormed the prison in the eastern city of Jalalabad.

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Iran sanctions aide to ex-US national security adviser

Iran said it has sanctioned an ex-aide to a former US national security adviser who is a senior member of the Washington-based ...

Three killed as armed men storm Afghan prison

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Three killed as armed men storm Afghan prison

Armed men stormed a prison in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least three people and shattering the relative calm of a ceasefire across the ...

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One in a million: Chosen hajj pilgrims rejoice

Pilgrims well up with tears of joy after being handpicked from among millions of Muslims vying for this year's hajj pilgrimage, which has been ...

Suicide car bomb, gunmen attack prison in east Afghanistan

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Suicide car bomb, gunmen attack prison in east Afghanistan

Sunday's attack comes a day after the Afghan intelligence agency said a senior IS commander was killed by Afghan special forces near Jalalabad.

Iraqi general who 'abandoned Mosul' released from jail

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Iraqi general who 'abandoned Mosul' released from jail

Iraqi General Mahdi Gharawi, who was accused of desertion and treason for allowing IS to take over Mosul in 2014, was released from prison to ...

Israel, Hezbollah 'don't want new war': Experts

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Israel, Hezbollah 'don't want new war': Experts

Tensions between Israel and Lebanon's Hezbollah spiked last Monday along the UN-demarcated Blue Line after months of relative calm.

Egypt grapples with women's freedoms online as #MeToo re-emerges

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Egypt grapples with women's freedoms online as #MeToo re-emerges

Rights groups say the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been curtailing freedoms since he took office in 2014.

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Afghan ceasefire holds as hundreds of Taliban prisoners freed

"You almost forget that there has been a war in this country for 40 years," one Jalalabad resident said.

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In Mecca, dreams of a 'green hajj'

This year's hajj, limited to a maximum of 10,000 attendees, was by all accounts literally a breath of fresh air.

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PLO urges EU to act against Israel's settlements construction

The PLO has urged action against Israel to stop constructing settlements in occupied East Jerusalem.

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Jordan teachers protest after arrest of union leaders

Thousands of public sector workers took to the streets across Jordan on Saturday evening to protest the arrest of leaders from the teachers ...

Afghan troops kill senior Islamic state militant

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Afghan troops kill senior Islamic state militant

Assadullah Orakzai was suspected of being involved in several deadly attacks against both military and civilian targets in Afghanistan.

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Egyptian cashier slapped by Kuwaiti recalls shocking incident

Egyptian cashier, Tarek Ashour made headlines in July after a video showing a Kuwaiti man slapping him went viral. In an emotional post on ...

Armed group attacks village in Sudan's Darfur: Tribal chief

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Armed group attacks village in Sudan's Darfur: Tribal chief

Armed men set fire to and looted homes, in the latest violence to strike a remote region in Sudan.

Soldier killed in explosion near school in Yemen's Taiz

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Soldier killed in explosion near school in Yemen's Taiz

An explosive device that was seemingly implanted onto a military vehicle detonated near a school in Yemen's third largest Taiz city on Saturday.

Biden eyes major foreign policy shifts if he wins

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Biden eyes major foreign policy shifts if he wins

Biden has pledged to demolish Trump policies on Day One, including reversing Trump’s ban on immigration from mainly Muslim countries and restore ...

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